Friday, April 24, 2015

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Students pledge 10 percent of future income

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Students pledge 10 percent of future income: "or the rest of their lives, four Penn students have decided to give 10 percent of what they earn to charity. 

On Monday, the students joined Giving What We Can, a national organization whose 1,000 members have pledged to donate 10 percent of their future lifetime income to charities working to eradicate poverty. Part of a movement towards “effective altruism,” GWWC aims to do the most possible good with the money available. Effective altruism means not just giving more, but giving more effectively."



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Philanthropist by Design | Planned Giving Design Center

Philanthropist by Design | Planned Giving Design Center: "Rod:    What we focus on is helping advisors do a lot better with communication and building relationships with the clients and then helping the clients prepare their kids for what they’re going to get which helps keep the family together.  That doesn’t happen without good communication, so that’s a key point for all of it."



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Teen-focused nonprofits receive grants - Waynesboro News Virginian: The News Virginian

Teen-focused nonprofits receive grants - Waynesboro News Virginian: The News Virginian: "Several local nonprofits were recognized Wednesday night and received grants from the Youth Philanthropy Council for their work with teens and young adults. This year, the council was able to increase their grant funding to better support causes that support teens, including CASA for Children and the Waynesboro Salvation Army "



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org Moves to Crisis Charity She Founded - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org Moves to Crisis Charity She Founded - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Nancy Lublin announced Tuesday that she is stepping down from DoSomething.org to take the helm at Crisis Text Line, the nonprofit she founded in 2013.
After 12 years as chief executive of the youth volunteerism charity DoSomething.org, Nancy Lublin announced Tuesday that she is stepping down to take the helm at Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit she founded in 2013 to provide counseling through text messages."



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Pittsfield teens using soccer to help poor youths in Haiti - Washington Times

Pittsfield teens using soccer to help poor youths in Haiti - Washington Times: "Here you’re so used to so much structure and organization to the game,” said Pittsfield High School sophomore Jackson Rich. “But there, they don’t have the resources or the equipment or anything. They have to make do. But when they’re out there playing, they’re loving every minute of it.”

Rich, who traveled to Haiti last January, enlisted his friends to join him on the journey back there during the spring school recess. They’ll be volunteer coaches through the Housatonic-based nonprofit, HotFutbol - “Hot” being an acronym for “health, opportunity, and training.”"



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Teens, Social Media and Technology Overview 2015 : FundRaising Success

Teens, Social Media and Technology Overview 2015 : FundRaising Success:



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Students play piano for charity at NorthPark Mall - OurQuadCities

Students play piano for charity at NorthPark Mall - OurQuadCities

Friday, April 17, 2015

New ASU program helps undergrads change the world

New ASU program helps undergrads change the world: "ncoming freshmen of all majors can apply to join the Public Service Academy, a four-year program of classes, hands-on experiences and internships to create working relationships between civilians and military personnel and collaborations among the public, private and non-profit sectors. It launches in August."



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Printing prosthetics: 3-D printers make 'superhero' hands for kids in need - WTOP

Printing prosthetics: 3-D printers make 'superhero' hands for kids in need - WTOP: "A class of fifth-graders at Western Salisbury Elementary School near Allentown, Pennsylvania, learned about Chi and his work at Johns Hopkins from an online news service. They knew he was printing hands for kids, but wondered if they could convince him to make one for their beloved fourth-grade teacher, Patty Anderson."



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Printing prosthetics: 3-D printers make 'superhero' hands for kids in need - WTOP

Printing prosthetics: 3-D printers make 'superhero' hands for kids in need - WTOP: "A class of fifth-graders at Western Salisbury Elementary School near Allentown, Pennsylvania, learned about Chi and his work at Johns Hopkins from an online news service. They knew he was printing hands for kids, but wondered if they could convince him to make one for their beloved fourth-grade teacher, Patty Anderson."



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Friday, April 10, 2015

Ride of the Mustang reaches $500,000 goal for cancer research | Local Sports | Airdrie City View

Ride of the Mustang reaches $500,000 goal for cancer research | Local Sports | Airdrie City View: "Founded in 2011, the event has become one of the top fundraisers organized by students in Alberta, with all proceeds going towards the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to benefit the support of children’s cancer research.
According to student organizer Breanne McPhee, the “Ride for Five” target could not have been attained without the last minute partnership with École Edwards Elementary School, which had 500 of its students taking part in 10-minute intervals on tricycles.
“It’s been fantastic to see the entire community behind the cause,” said McPhee. “It just goes to show regardless of how young or old, or how big or small, you can still make a difference for a great cause.”"



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KONP / Local News / Youth donates money to PC Foundation

KONP / Local News / Youth donates money to PC Foundation: "While most 5-year-olds dream of receiving trendy toys on their birthdays, Port Angeles resident Layla Parker had a different idea this year.
Following a family discussion on making a charitable donation in lieu of more traditional birthday gifts, Layla decided to collect money for the Peninsula College Foundation."



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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Brownsville school principal kisses goat 21 times for charity - Central Kitsap Reporter

Brownsville school principal kisses goat 21 times for charity - Central Kitsap Reporter: "Before a crowd of hundreds of children in the Brownsville Elementary gymnasium on March 31, school Principal Toby Tebo kissed a goat 21 times as part of a fundraiser for children in Kenya.

"It's stinky," he said of kissing the goat, which wore a bow and apparently had its teeth brushed before the smooch."



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'Arizona Gives Day' encourages donations to strapped nonprofits - CBS 5 - KPHO

'Arizona Gives Day' encourages donations to strapped nonprofits - CBS 5 - KPHO: "There's really a lack of community-service opportunities for students who need it most," said Adam Rubin with RENEW. Rubin recognized the need for kids and teens in low-income areas to make their communities better. So he and a partner started holding leadership workshops in Tanzania.

"They performed a school cleanup and actually donated to the school trash cans, brooms, and engaged over 600 students at this school," Rubin said.

Now Rubin is bringing what he learned back home. He'll host a workshop this July with 20 Phoenix high schoolers."



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Monday, March 30, 2015

Internet-Savvy Kids Getting an Early Jump on Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Internet-Savvy Kids Getting an Early Jump on Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Internet-Savvy Kids Getting an Early Jump on Philanthropy
Children are becoming increasingly active in philanthropy at younger ages, The Philadelphia Inquirer writes in an article focusing on two local kids raising money for disease charities.

Maya Rigler, a 10-year-old cancer patient, has collected more than $100,000 for pediatric cancer through a web page set up through a charity based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., called Alex's Lemonade Stand."



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Orlando Bloom, UNICEF Ambassador, Shows Liberian Youth What They Can Do To Fight Ebola

Orlando Bloom, UNICEF Ambassador, Shows Liberian Youth What They Can Do To Fight Ebola: "The star joined members from Adolescents Leading an Intensive Fight Against Ebola (A-LIFE). The group aims to get young people involved in a social platform developed by UNICEF that enables “U-Reporters” to communicate via text message about Ebola-related issues."



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Deadline for The Oklahoma Group coming up - OUDaily.com: Campus

Deadline for The Oklahoma Group coming up - OUDaily.com: Campus: "plications for Oklahoma Group, a group that provides first-hand experience for OU students to work with professionals and nonprofits, are due March 31."



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3 Starting Points for Raising Do-Good Kids | Louise Storm

3 Starting Points for Raising Do-Good Kids | Louise Storm: "If you were to look under my dining room table on any given evening, you'd see four sets of little feet wiggling around. While my husband and I never dreamt we'd enjoy such a full table, our gratitude for this merry bunch is only matched by our sense of responsibility to do well at this parenting thing. All of us -- mammas, grandpas, honorary aunties -- want the best for our children, but there are myriad pathways to raise a happy and whole child. I'd like to suggest that one approach is to be a "Philanthro-Parent.""



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UT fraternity members ready to hit the road for charity - Toledo Blade

UT fraternity members ready to hit the road for charity - Toledo Blade: "s two Southview High School graduates now in their sophomore years at the University of Toledo embark on long-distance cycling trips this summer, they figure their bikes will play secondary roles in their journeys.

Conor Welsch will participate in the Journey of Hope"



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Elementary students donate hair to charity | WANE

Elementary students donate hair to charity | WANE: "FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Several nervous elementary students sat in front of their class mates ready to get a special haircut for charity. Ten students at Cedarville Elementary School got eight-inches of their hair cut off during an assembly on Monday."



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Loud New Voices Emerge to Protect Quiet Library Spaces - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Loud New Voices Emerge to Protect Quiet Library Spaces - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Last week, two separate events brought attention to the precarious place of public libraries in various parts of the country. In Missouri, a group of about 100 students traveled by bus from Kansas City to Jefferson City in the hope of meeting with the governor to relay their dissatisfaction with his proposed $6 million budget cut to the state’s library system. In New York City, the presidents of the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and New York Public Library issued a joint report, “Long Overdue: NYC’s $1 Billion Library Fine,” to draw attention to the terrible physical condition of many of the city’s libraries and the jaw-dropping price tag to repair them. Although the Missouri campaign seems to be mostly student-driven while the NYC campaign is broader, they both are relying heavily on social media to generate discussion about the multiple roles that libraries hold for students and adults and the need for more stable funding sources to support them."



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Community News - Teton Valley News: Page2

Community News - Teton Valley News: Page2: "Now in its 4th year, the program provides students with a keen understanding of the granting process as they thoughtfully review grant applications, meet with nonprofit leaders from applying organizations and award $3,000 to local charities.    According to a 2014 student philanthropist, “I didn’t realize our community needed so many things. I thought that all the requests were important but we had to narrow it down…” Not only does the program help to develop a deeper understanding of the granting process, but students also get a firsthand look at the many roles that nonprofits play in our community in meeting the needs of their fellow citizens."



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Hometown Heroes: Alamo nonprofit founder inspires youths to make philanthropy a daily part of life

Hometown Heroes: Alamo nonprofit founder inspires youths to make philanthropy a daily part of life:



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